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Macron Wins with 58.6% of the Vote but Recessionary Fears Extend Equity Losses Around the World

April 25, 2022

Although less than the 66.1% to 33.9% margin of victory in 2017, French President Macron was reelected, beating Le Pen by a greater margin than expected. His margin this time was still comfortable at 17.2% — 58.6% to 41.1%. Had Le Pen’s far-right National Rally captured the government, the unity of NATO against Russian aggression […] More

Financial Markets Bracing for More Aggressive Interest Rate Hikes by Fed and Other Central Banks

March 23, 2022

Investors increasingly are in an Armageddon state of mind. The question being considered is “what if,” and it is being applied in several directions. What happens if Putin resorts launches crippling cyber attacks on infrastructure systems in the United States and its allies, or resorts to weapons of mass destruction, whether chemical, biological or nuclear? […] More

Preliminary Purchasing Manager Readings for June Beating Expectations

June 23, 2020

PMI readings for Euroland, Germany, France, and Great Britain show a V-shaped pattern. Other themes of today include A further disturbing rise in the Covid-19 numbers. Global cases rose about 145,000 in the past 24 hours, 31k of which were reported in the United States. U.S. President Trump’s opinion poll approval ratings continue to erode. […] More

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